Pasquotank County Jail – Elizabeth City, NC

Pasquotank County Jail is located in Pasquotank County, North Carolina and is the main correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Pasquotank County Jail? This guide tells you about anything you might want to know about Pasquotank County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pasquotank County Jail
200 East Colonial Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-338-2191
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Pasquotank County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Pasquotank County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pasquotank County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Pasquotank County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Pasquotank County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Pasquotank County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Pasquotank County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Pasquotank County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official Pasquotank County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Pasquotank County Jail phone number is: 252-338-2191

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read by the staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Pasquotank County Jail:

Pasquotank County Jail
200 East Colonial Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pasquotank County Jail
200 East Colonial Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


The Pasquotank County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Pasquotank County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Pasquotank County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Pasquotank County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Pasquotank County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pasquotank County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Pasquotank County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pasquotank County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Pasquotank County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to Pasquotank County Jail inmates is likely to change, so you should check the site when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pasquotank County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pasquotank County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Pasquotank County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Pasquotank County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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